Hartlepool boss urges Premier League clubs to send him their young talent

Ronnie Moore
Ronnie Moore

Ronnie Moore has told football’s big boys: Send us your young prospects.

The Hartlepool United boss has desperately been trying to strengthen his squad since the loan window opened.

We know what we are doing here, me and Sam have many years experience in football.

Thus far his only successes have been the arrival of Middlesbrough right-back Brad Halliday and the extension of Andrew Joyce’s stay from Scunthorpe.

Moore is looking for a midfielder, or preferably two, a pacy winger and a box-to-box man.

He says he would welcome the arrival of a young talent from a Premier League or Championship outfit.

Last season, Pools signed Aaron Tshibola on loan from Reading.

The 20-year-old midfielder played a big role in the great escape and since returning to the Royals has featured heavily in the Championship.

So much so, the Londoner recently signed a new contract to keep him at the Madekski Stadium until 2019.

Moore holds the young Londoner as a perfect example of the impact players can have on Pools and vice-versa.

“We had Tish last year who came from Reading,” said Moore.

“If anyone doubts the merits of sending their players here then go and speak to their manager, their Under-21 coaches and find out.

“They come here and learn their trade.

“We helped make Tish a better player – he went back there with knowledge of league football.

“We know what we are doing here, me and Sam have many years experience in football.

“We will improve players from any club if they come here.”

Moore hinted that his player search may go beyond the midfield area.

Jake Carroll might have been one of his summer signings but that has not stopped the Scouser from telling the full-back he needs to improve.

“We want additions,” said Moore.

“Defensively we need Jake to come to the party, he’s got to perform to the best of his ability.

“At the moment, he’s been disappointing for me.

“Dan Jones can play left-back too, may be we need some more presure in there?

“But we need pressure all over the park.

“In an ideal world we get 11 in, but that ain’t going to happen!

“We have to work on getting loan players in, but it is ever so difficult to get the loan players in.”